The MRL (Materials Research Laboratories) Small Scale Gap Test for the Assessment of Shock Sensitivity of High Explosives
MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)
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The report describes a small scale gap test SSGT used at MRL for the assessment of shock sensitivity of high explosives. Details of the test assembly, procedure and analysis of results, along with results for a range of explosives and explosive compositions are presented. A specially designed explosive firing cell is also described. The MRL SSGT has proved to be a simple, convenient and relatively cheap method for the assessment of shock sensitivity. Results are reproducible and provide a good indication of relative shock sensitivity.
- Ammunition and Explosives